Hon. Minister launches E320 000 MTN Basketball Sponsorship

14 June 2019

The Honourable Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Harries Bulunga today launched a E320 000 sponsorship from Eswatini MTN to the Eswatini National Basketball Association.

The launch, marking the third year of the partnership between the Association and MTN, was held at the company’s Headquarters in Ezulwini. The E320 000 package is a E20 000 increase from last year’s sponsorship and will, amongst other things, cover the Elite Men’s League, National Women’s League, Men’s Promotional League, National High School Championship as well as Wheelchair Basketball.

Making his remarks at the launch, the Honourable Minister thanked MTN for partnering with sport.

“All these interventions by Eswatini MTN are a clear sign to us of the company’s unwavering commitment to playing a leading role in the development of not just the sporting industry but most importantly, the realisation of the country’s 2022 Vision. Sport has a big role to play in the realisation of that Vision. That is why as a Ministry we are working tirelessly towards the professionalisation of the industry because it is then that many EmaSwati will make a decent living out of sport while also contributing back to the economy. Now, for sport to become professional, we need the consistent support of partners and sponsors like Eswatini MTN,” Bulunga said.

Also present during the launch was MTN Chief Marketing Officer Sylvia Oyuo Acheampong , the Director of Sports in the Ministry Lucky Sihlongonyane and Eswatini National Sport and Recreation Council CEO Darius Dlomo amongst others.



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